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August 2019 update

Call to (funding) action

It really isn’t a secret; NGOs or non-profits are always strapped for cash. True, grant funding is our traditional niche but there are, have, always been, constraints placed on expenditure for office expenses such as electricity, furniture, office gear, even staff salaries.

Call for advocates

The society steps up

In keeping with the deliverables of the CSOs4GoodGov project, the coalition of NGO's under the lead of United Way TT has drafted a paper, which seeks to uplift the legal standing and fiscal profiles of civil society organisations. It is an argument in early days obviously, but the problems under discussion are as old as hunger, dating as far back as only an elephant might remember.

Liftoff

Tobago Environmental Partnership Conference

Yesterday, 9 April, the Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment (DIQE) together with its partners, Environment Tobago, and Environmental Research Institute Charlotteville (ERIC), engaged the media on the upcoming inaugural Tobago Environmental Partnership Conference 2019, themed ‘The Environment and Sustainable Livelihoods’.

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Reigniting the tourism

Community tourism is defined as tourism which takes into account current, future, economic, social and environment impacts, even as it strives to provide for visitors, homeboys, big industry players and the afterthought, natural environment. Even as we speak Tobago, armed with this definition - niftily provided by the World Tourism Organization, is reaching out once more to the traveling public in the developed north. If we persevere we might get lucky; assuming the budget goes where its supposed to and hurricanes are fake news.

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